National Prep Basketball Classic Tips Off Jan. 2


National Prep Basketball Classic Tips Off Jan. 2 park

The fourth annual Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic basketball tournaments for boys and girls will be held Jan. 2-4 at the Alario Center in Westwego. The event will feature 14 boys' teams and 13 girls' teams. Action begins on Thursday with 12 total games (six girls' and six boys') beginning at 3 p.m.

National Prep Classic Bracket – Boys
National Prep Classic Bracket – Girls

Thursday, Jan. 2 Boys' Schedule:
Landry-Walker High vs. Salmen High, 3 p.m. (Blue Court)
Riverside Academy vs. Parkview Baptist (Baton Rouge), 4:30 p.m. (Main Court)
University High (Baton Rouge) vs. Edna Karr High, 4:30 p.m. (Blue Court)
Victory Prep (Texas) vs. Country Day, 6 p.m. (Main Court)
St. Thomas More vs. Bonnabel, 6 p.m. (Blue Court)
Higgins High vs. John Curtis Christian, 7:30 p.m. (Blue Court)

Thursday, Jan. 2 Girls' Schedule:
Germantown High (Pennsylvania) vs. West St. John, 3 p.m. (Main Court)
Gulfport High vs. Mt. Carmel Academy, 3 p.m. (Red Court)
Warren Easton High vs. Archbishop Chapelle, 4:30 p.m. (Red Court)
Edna Karr High vs. Doyle High (Livingston, La.), 6 p.m. (Red Court)
Riverside Academy vs. Hahnville High, 7:30 p.m. (Main Court)
Cabrini High vs. John Curtis Christian, 7:30 p.m. (Red Court)

Team previews from for all participants will be posted leading up to the event.

Riverside Returns Full Deck to Defend Sugar Bowl Title
University High on the Rise

Higgins Off to Good Start Entering Tourney
Karr Looks to Recapture Magic
Landry-Walker Poses Threat to Win Tourney
Curtis Hopes to Return To Full Strength For Title Run
Country Day Carries State Title into Sugar Bowl Tourney
State Champ St. Thomas More Adds to Sugar Bowl Field
Young Bonnabel Squad Welcomes Sugar Bowl Challenge
Northside Returns to Sugar Bowl Tourney With Solid Squad
Bishop Verot Returns to Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic
Parkview Baptist Looks to Build on Semifinal Appearance
Salmen Returns to Sugar Bowl Tournament With Strong Team
Northside brings Solid Team to Sugar Bowl Prep Classic
Talented Frosh, Former NBA Star, Lead Victory Prep to New Orleans

Warren Easton Looks to Defend Title
Pennsylvania Girls Power Germantown Takes Shot at Title
Tourney Provides Exciting Challenge for Gulfport Girls
Chapelle Brings Demanding Work Ethic to Sugar Bowl Tourney
Cabrini Brings Strong Roster Into Sugar Bowl Tournament
Luke Leads Riverside Girls Into Sugar Bowl Prep Classic
John Curtis Girls To Contend for Sugar Bowl Hoops Title
Guard-Oriented Mount Carmel Looks Forward to Sugar Bowl Test
Sugar Bowl Prep Classic-Bound Karr Girls Lean on Inside Force
Hahnville Girls Have New Look Heading Into Tournament
Salmen Girls Enter Sugar Bowl Event With Lofty Goals
Underwood's Shooting Leads Doyle Into Sugar Bowl Tourney

In last year's tourney, Charvon Julien scored 22 points and handed out five assists as Riverside Academy, of Reserve, La., upset Sheldon High School from Sacramento, Calif., 72-65, to win the boys' title. Julien earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors. In the first girls' tournament at the National Prep Classic, Warren Easton High school, from New Orleans, won the championship with a 42-39 defeat of Salmen High, from Slidell, La. Lawriell Wilson scored 17 points and was named the girls' Most Valuable Player.

National Prep Classic Record Book
  (through 2013 tourney)
National Prep Classic All-Time Results

2013: Riverside Academy Becomes First Louisiana School to Win National Prep Classic
2012: Oklahoma City's Douglass Wins Second National Prep Classic
2011: Kimball Knights Claim Title at Inaugural National Prep Classic